One knob mini fuzz based off the “muff overdrive” basically a fuzz face with a pair germanium clipping. Loaded with NOS 2N5133 transistors. Powdercoated in black starlight.
Germanium Boost Mini
Mini germanium boost. This one is loaded with an NOS OC139 and NOS Mullard tropical fish Finished in pearl white.
The OC139 is an npn transistor so you will be able to power it with any standard 9v power supply, including daisy chained supplies like a one spot.
Another prototype up for sale. This one is meant to capture the sound and feel of a germanium boost hitting the front end of a Plexi. An NOS OC141 drives a JFET that’s running on 18 volts internally.
Built in a 125B sized enclosure powdercoated in pearl orange.
No battery in this one. Power with your standard negative center 9V supply.
Treat this more like a fuzz in terms of pedal placement, run it before buffers.
Rangemaster style germanium boost. This one is loaded with a NOS CV7007 (mil-spec OC77) and Mullard tropical fish capacitors.
Built in a 125B sized enclosure powdercoated in apple green.
This is a heavily modified version of a classic 70s distortion box. Capable of a range of tones from a bluesy overdrive at low gain settings to crunchy heavy rock and metal riffs.
The mini toggle switch turns on a low end boost, adding depth, but keeps things tight.
Built in a 125B sized enclosure powdercoated in rugged black finish.
7 Series Overdrive
Originally called the "Lemon Drop", the 7 Series Overdrive was designed to mimic the unique overdriven tones of the rare Vox 4&7 series amplifiers in a small and easy to use stompbox. An unknown amp to most, the 4&7 series amps were most famously used by the Beatles during the Revolver era and Jimmy Page on numerous tracks from the second Zep album. Think Paperback Writer style of tones and, yes, Whole Lotta Love.
The 7 Series Overdrive captures the aggressive qualities of the solid state preamp found in the 4&7 series amps by using a pseudo hybrid setup consisting of a specifically selected silicon transistor for the first stage which adds a distinct bite and growl. That pushes an FET stage into clipping adding some warmth, sustain and amp like dynamics to the tone and feel. The end result is a highly effective emulation of the amp and a unique sonic blend that could be characterized as a "fuzzy overdrive.”
The new 7 Series Overdrive is the same circuit, but now with two additional controls One for treble content, the other for pregain.
The treble knob acts as a cut control, so as you turn it clockwise it cuts treble. The original stock setting can be had at about the 10:00 position.
The pregain knob will allow you to get cleaner tones out of the pedal. Max it out for the stock setting.
The other notable change is the enclosure layout. The in/out jacks are now on the sides with the power jack remaining at the top.
Available in either silver or blue hammertone powdercoated finish.
Inside you’ll find the handwired circuitry and quaility parts.
Sold out. More will be built later in the summer.